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Project 5: Parenting Anxious Young Minds & Building Resilience (Group 1)

February 24, 2021 @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 10, 2021

Free – £9.00

A JIGSAW Project 5 Virtual Parent Training course – 3 sessions of up to 1.5 hours, each from 7:45 – 9:15pm, where all include an opportunity to discuss the topic areas.

Session 1 –– Wednesday 24th February – Self Care to Care and Talking about anxiety
Session 2 –– Wednesday 3rd March – Calming the anxious mind – what works
Session 3 –– Wednesday 10th March – Staying healthy and strengthening supportive connections

Talking about stress and anxiety is hard at the best of times. Engaging in an event with strangers may make you run and hide. However, making the first steps to acknowledging and recognising where we are currently with pressures and physical and mental wellness, will be your first steps towards being a more resilient and confident parent and family. We need to look honestly at our own resilience and build this alongside our children in their social and emotional development. If you wish to learn and discuss how anxiety and stress affects us all and how to develop a more resilient family, then join JIGSAW for these sessions.

Resilience is the key to becoming confident at planning and managing a way forward and through stressful experiences. Being resilient means you are able to:

  • identify your strengths to use against stressful experiences
  • problem solve and plan to bring about change
  • know how we should think, feel and behave
  • identify and focus on feelings of happiness
  • develop assertive behaviours and confidence
  • bounce back from challenges or deal with traumatic events
  • connect to others for support and trust

Booking your place is essential. 
£9 for all three training sessions which includes a free copy of our Project 5 journal (usual retail price of £13.99!) and a summary handout about anxiety.

Please note: Schools in the Almondsbury School SEND Cluster can receive funding to cover the cost of this course.  Schools include:
– Almondsbury Primary, Olveston Primary and Severn Beach
– St Helen’s, St Peter’s, St Andrew’s and St Mary’s Primary
– Charfield and Tortworth Primary
– Christ the King Primary, Crossways Infants & Juniors
– Gillingstool, Manorbrook and Oldbury-on-Severn Primary
– Marlwood and Castle Schools
If your child attends one of these schools, please choose the appropriate FREE ticket option when booking.

Parents of children at schools outside of this group will need to choose the £9 option when booking.

JIGSAW is also subsidising the cost of this course so you will need to be a member of JIGSAW to take part.  If you are not currently a member, it is free and easy to join using this on-line link:

join here

Once booked you will be sent an e-mail with a pre-training questionnaire and a joining link for Zoom.  The journal will be posted to you ready for the start of the course.


February 24, 2021
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Free – £9.00




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